Happy Valentine’s Day! Need A Last Minute Unique Gift Idea?

Did Valentine’s Day sneak up on you?  If so, here is one of my favorite new spots with a different gift idea…Ice Cream!  This one isn’t for the kids – 21 years and older please!  My favorite is the Dark Chocolate Fudge, but I am still working my way down the menu.  No matter which flavor […]

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Is TAMI Coming To A Town Near You?

All of the large tech companies appear to be on a buying spree. Google’s $2.4 billion purchase of the Chelsea Market Place building shows how insatiable these large companies can be. Loaded with cash and apparently feeling bullish about how recent tax reform will affect them, they are on a purchasing and/or expansion binge.  This […]

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Get Ready for A Busy Two Weeks In South Florida!

Not only is February Miami Romance Month, full of special pricing and packages at hotels, spas, shops, restaurants, and events, but it is also the height of Miami’s Winter Season.  The next two weeks are full of events that will be sure to either keep you busy or running out of town!  Next weekend is […]

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Florida Is The Top Destination For Foreign Buyers

In  a sign of Florida’s continued attraction as a place to visit, live, work and invest, the National and Miami Association of Realtors 2017 Profile of International Activity states that foreign buyers purchased $153 billion of residential properties last year, approximately $50 billion more than in 2016.  Though purchases were made throughout the U.S., Florida, […]

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If You Love Downtown Coconut Grove, Thank the Commercial Property Owners

  Coconut Grove has been experiencing yet another revitalization.  It has been through at least three cycles of boom to gloom since I moved here in the early 1990’s but, thanks to the commercial property owners, who formed the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District and agreed to tax themselves, this boom feels different.  Why?  Because […]

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Don’t Hold A Funeral For Retail Just Yet

It seems like you couldn’t open a newspaper or business journal in 2017 without the headlines screaming, “Retail Is Dead“.  There are lists of store closures for 2018 and many large retailers are on those lists.  Toys R Us, Macy’s and The Gap are just a few that are closing stores and more companies will probably be added as […]

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Why Amendment 2 Matters To YOU!

Although this year’s elections aren’t until November and every one is pretty tired of politics, I have to take this opportunity before all of the other campaigning starts to talk about Amendment 2 and why it matters to you. Amendment 2 is not a tax cut, it would make a current 10% cap on non-homesteaded […]

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Should Port Miami Keep Their Cranes Or Make Them Flamingos?

Port Miami is the world’s busiest cruise port, surpassing 5.3 million passengers in fiscal year 2016-2017, and a major cargo port.  As such, the port has 260 foot gantry cranes to load and unload ships.  I see the cranes towering over Government Cut every time I drive to and from Miami Beach.  In his book All About Them, branding […]

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5 Reasons To Visit The Miami Design District

If you haven’t been to the Miami Design District lately and still need a 2018 New Year’s resolution, here is an easy one.  Go visit the Miami Design District.  It is so Miami!  In case you need more reasons than that, here are 5: Interesting architecture – Okay, between Miami Beach’s art deco district and an […]

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Signing New Commercial Leases in 2018? Remember To Drop The Sales Tax To 5.8%

If you are a landlord signing new leases in 2018, remember that the state sales tax on commercial leases has dropped from 6% to 5.8%.  As a result, the sales tax rate in Miami-Dade County will drop to 6.8% and in Broward it will drop to 5.8%.  Although the drop in rate may not sound […]

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